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with a disturbing warning. and i'll ask republican congresswoman michele bachmann to respond to president obama's demand that his critics need to explain themselves. no matter how busy your morning you can always do something better for yourself. and better is so easy with benefiber. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. ido more with less with buless energy. hp is helping ups do just that. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less energy. multiply that across over a thousand locations, and they'll provide the same benefit to the environment as over 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind. >>> the vice president joe biden also fessing up to the failures of the obama care web site promising a fix. listen to this from an exclusive interview he granted christi paul from our sister network hln. >> we were under the impression that it was ready to go. we had the president to his cre
to be a real debacle for the republican party, they were not able to repeal or de-fund the obama care in any way. since that debacle, the republicans have decided to change tactics, to hold hearings on why the law doesn't work better for more people. which is a great question, why is the law not working better? why are people getting conflicting information? all good questions. it is weird at a base level that the questions are being posed by the same group of people who shut down the law. if you hate it so much, why do you care whether or not it works? today, secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius testified before a republican house committee on problems with the rollout of the health care law. one republican congressman told her she was not in kansas anymore. another told her, he thought he saw her riding her bike in kansas when she was a child. it was a weird hearing. at one point, the secretary just said whatever. in the middle of an answer at a particularly badgering nonsense moment with a republican member of congress. the republican plan on health care was to pretend
is this fair? >> meet the newest republican line of attack on obama care. we'll tell you the whole story ahead. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. you tell us what you want to pay, and we give you a range of coverages to choose from. who is she? that's flobot. she's this new robot we're trying out, mostly for, like, small stuff. wow! look at her go! she's pretty good. she's pretty good. hey, flobot, great job. oops. [ powers down ] uh-oh, flobot is broken. the "name your price" tool, only from progressive. call or click today. >> hi there, i'm chris hayes and you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. i'm here to talk to you about a new and special element of our program, we here like to move forward, not to worry, you will still find videos of your favorite shows in reporting. but now it is better in every single way. it is not a website anymore. it is a community, so go, create your own, because you can do that. every nook and cran
the opposite of bipartisan support is, that is what president obama, of course, is getting from republicans at the national level. they want nothing to do with it. for his part, mitt romney felt it was necessary to issue a statement today on the occasion of the president's speech saying for the record, that he, mitt romney, never intended that the law in massachusetts should be used as a model for the nation. that was never what he wanted. he said in his statement today, nothing has changed my view that the plan crafted to fit the needs of a single state should not be grafted onto the entire country. nothing can change that view for mitt romney. he says he has always believed that massachusetts should not be a model for the nation. he has always believed that, mitt romney says. >> we have a model that worked. one state in america, my state, was able to put in place a plan that got everybody health insurance. the right way to proceed is to reform health care, that we can do, as we did it in massachusetts, we can do it for the nation. we can get everybody insured. we can get the cost of healt
to sit there asking herself, is this fair? >> meet the newest republican line of attack on obama care. we'll tell you the whole story ahead. [ male announcer ] has your phone turned you into a control freak? like, scoring the perfect table? ♪ or getting a better seat? ♪ or let's say there's an accident. if you have esurance, you can use their mobile app to start a claim... upload a few photos... and get your money fast. maybe that doesn't make you a control freak. more like a control enthusiast. esurance. insurance for the modern world. now backed by allstate. click or call. gives you the ultimate in fresh breath. so you have the courage to jump in, go in for the hug, or make sparks fly. it's the only toothpaste that combines the freshness of scope with the cleaning power of crest. crest + scope. life opens up when you do. >> hi there, i'm chris hayes and you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. i'm here to talk to you about a new and special element of our program, we here like to move forward, not to worry, you will still find videos of your favorite shows in reporting. but no
gave obama's conservative republican opponent mitt romney 70% have its vote last year. it's been voting for republicans since 1996. they include cleata, a democratic that runs her own charity packing lunches for school kids. she said the hunger here is genuine, made worse by generation of reliance an welfare payments. >> 40-45% have the people don't work with their families. we have a lot of parents on drugs. they get their s.s.i. checks and their food stamps, and they cash it in at the store to buy soda pops. >> she says cutting food stamps would hurt the truly needy, including seen years. >> some people think everybody that draws food stamps are trying to live off the system and they are people that actually in my case actually had to. it's going to hurt them tremendously. >> the u.s. house of representatives voted to cut billions more. among those voting yes, most of the republican congressman who represent the hungriest counties. boonville, kentucky. >> it's time for sport now. >> you'd have to go back nearly a century to see boston red sox fans celebrate a world series at home. wed
of congress, republicans, democrats had to make a decision to put their staff in obama care or not. and if they went into obama care it was obama care like everybody else. subsidy 400% of poverty. i had no idea if they go into obama care they still get a special deal carveout by opm so it's not going to change for them? >> it's outrageous. >> it's terrible. it's appalling. there ought to be a law. we tried to pass a law. harry reid and senate democrats passed it on party line vote. senator reid walked the plank with vulnerable members in 2014. i don't know how you explain this back home if you are a democrat running for re-election. >> i understand speaker pelosi putting her people in obama care obviously with the special deal. but senator reid is not there is something not right about that same rule for congress than it is the american people. and it's not under the special interpretation under the office of personnel management. >> phony to say put in obama care prices not change. getting obama care plus. >> my first position is we should save everybody from debacle as secretary
incumbents, particularly republicans are helped when obama care falters as it has because then they can say i told you so and i think those numbers could turn around a bit. i think what you're really seeing in all these numbers is a disgust with government, which is really dangerous. >> and when it comes to obama care, a majority of americans now, 52%, position it nethink sr overhaul or eliminated. >> i think some of that is reflected of the debacle that has been a start up of it. i have an answer. it if you want to solve the website problems, all you have to do is turn the entire program over to the national security agency. nsa has a website that just won't quit as we all know. >> all right. bob franken, thanks so much. >>> coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be here for first buzz. all the stories we're talking about this morning including halloween costumes and this new menu item. but first, a little bit of spooky trivia. what percentage of americans believe in ghosts? is it 15%, 25%, 35%, or 45%? we'll have the answer when "first look" returns. before william hughes fought in vie
hope the republicans don't give up on obama care. i hope they keep making fools of themselves. on the other hand, are democrats prepared to focus on health care between now and the midterms and not let this go? i mean, i think this is a turning point. people get quality. americans get fairness. americans get quality. americans get a lower rate. and that is what is happening with obama care. >> well, it's estimated that about 60% of the people that sign up for obama care may be partly medicaid as well as a private plan. 60% will pay $100 or less, and if you're talking about the 18-year-old to 34-year-old, it's estimated that about 50% of them will pay $50 or less. >> how do you -- >> there are some good buys. >> how do you think this will effect campaigns in 2014? >> i think it's going to matter how the website gets fixed and how it goes after january 1st. and so all of us are really encouraging, trying to be helpful in figuring out how to make this work. you know, and that's what we really need from the republicans. >> what's the buzz within the caucus about the way the media
of your republican colleagues such as senators graham and mccain are threatening to hold up obama administration nominations such as janet yellin, nominee to be fed chair, until they are able to get more information on benghazi, hear specifically directly from survivors. why not let survivors testify? >> well, look, benghazi has had the most exhaustive set of documents, hearings. in our own committee, we held several hearings on benghazi both in a classified setting so every question could be asked without the concern of certain intelligence information getting out, in a public setting. we had it with former secretary clinton. we've had questions raised with secretary kerry. at some point, it becomes a question of do you want to hold on to the issue or do you want to get to the truth. the truth is, i think what has been shared with the committee both publicly and privately and in other forums, and i'm not sure what continues to be the goal of some of our colleagues in this regard. >> do you -- i covered that story a lot when it broke and i was a white house correspondent. one of t
for the first time in 5 years, it dropped to 680 billion dollars, both the obama administration and republicans are citing their own cost cutting efforts for the dip in the deficit but economists point to several reasons including a growing economy and higher taxes on wealthy americans. >>> millions of people who use food stamps will see a cut in benefits tomorrow, the agriculture department says the payment for a family of 4 will shrink by 36 dollars a month, that is because a temporary boost from the stimulus bill is expiring. more than 47 million americans receive food stamps. >> time is 5:17, the fda says almost 7% of imported spices were contaminated with salmonella, the fda says more than 80 different types of salmonella were found during a three year period. it also says imported spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated. >> 5:17 is the time, we have sal back this morning. >> welcome back. >> thank you, dave, pam, you know it is good to be back here on my very long thursday and friday week of work but we will get through somehow. the traffic is moving along
, the same thing with the website. you try it out on a couple of states. republicans are saying obama care is bad. he wanted to show obama care is good. that's the problem. >> you're a political psychologist. might it not be better that the president fires somebody for this because at least it would send a message to the american people that i got your back. i got this under control. i'm going to demand that something be done. >> yes. >> why doesn't he fire someone? >> i don't think it's in his nature. i don't think he likes to do it and he hasn't done it very much. in a case like this sure it would be a good, symbolic gesture and useful to say look we screwed up, we put up the website too early and what we're going to do is back up and try it in a couple of states and get the glitches out. don't worry, the glitches will be out and 30 million people will end up getting covered. >> in other words he should ignore politics and do what makes it work. >> i think that's exactly right. the president didn't write the code for this thing. it's not like he's sitting there, hmm, let me figure out wh
with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit their families then to move ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border patrol with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant bre
on a 2013 nissan altima. ♪ >>> a stunning move by senate republicans today. blocking two of president obama's key nominees. one is patricia millint, a judge up for the spot on the d.c. circuit court who served both under both democratic and republican presidents. the other is congressman mel watt. the president's pick to lead a federal housing agency. he's a respected member of congress who has the support from the business community. but to republicans, blocking these two appointments are just another way to try to hurt president obama. we've seen it again and again on issue after issue. with this republican party, they have such antipathy for this president and his agenda, they root for his failure. even if it's bad for the country. they'll do everything. even mistake the facts. here's what gop leaders said this week about government spending. >> this debt, it weighs on our economy today. we're not doing much about it. >> our country is on an unsustainable fiscal course. >> we have had record deficits. >> record deficits for the past five years? the senator conveniently left out some majo
much money to qualify for medicaid. that's why obama care includes federal dollars for every state to expand medicaid to help those working families. to me there is nothing more ghoulish than republican governors rejecting that money and denying their own citizens life-saving health insurance just for political points. that's my happy halloween to you, newt. >> i know this is a very difficult concept for our friends on the left to understand, but a lot of governors actually believe that being bankrupt would be bad. they believe that spending a lot of money we don't have is not good. so actually, in a lot of cases they're making a principled decision, one, to not spend money they don't have, but two, to avoid federal regulation washington controls. it's quite clearly a philosophical difference. tonight we're very fortunate. in the crossfire we have two former governors, bill richardson and bob urlich, both tremendous governors and very smart guys. i'm glad they're here. let me start with you, bill. i mean, you've been at this a long time. doesn't it bother you that yesterday in bost
republican leadership is put on obama care even though gop voted against the law. that includes john beras that says all should sign up. >> they don't want their own staff to live under it? i think that's wrong. >> 92% say members of congress and their staff should live under the laws passed for the american people. 6% say there are times lawmakers should be given special rules or exceptions. ron paul is pushing for constitutional amendment. >> if we've got to have it, everybody should have it. congress shouldn't exempt themselves from any law. >> with some room of interpretation of this guidance, david bidder has proposed the bill to make it public which are allowed to stay on the federal plan and those designated for obama care. >> thanks for that. >>> stocks were down again today. dow lost 73. the s&p 500 dropped 7, nasdaq off 12. any opportunity to change the subject is welcomed for the president these days. today he talked to business leaders about the economy. there's not much to celebrate on that front either. white house correspondent win dell goaler has that story. >> the all hand
means you put millions of americans' personal financial information at risk to hackers. >> republicans also complained insurance companies are canceling the policies of millions because the plans don't meet the standards of the affordable care act. president obama addressed that in his speech in boston. >> if the insurers decided to downgrade or cannes cancel the plans, under the law they have to replace it with affordable coverage. >> now, secretary sebelius said she did not know contractors wanted a delay in that october 1st launch, but earlier here on capitol hill, contractors testified that they informed cms, the so-called quarterback of the website that is under the department of health and human services, that the website was not ready. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, extending the stimulus and big profits for facebook. wendy gillette is in the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the fed acknowledged they will buy $85 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low and encourage bo
republicans towards president obama for failing to reach that so-called status of forces agreement. the inevitable acronym being sofa with al maliki. but at this point i think many people are concerned with all the blood and treasure that has been expensed, american blood and treasure in iraq over the course of the last 12 or 11 years, that something must come of it. al maliki has to bring stability there to iraq. and while there will be opposition towards allowing those armed shipments, those arm purchases from the united states by the al maliki government that is expected to go forward, del. >> mike viqueira joining us live from the white house, mike, thank you very much. >>> by all accounts it was an ambitious order, ending syria's ability to produce its chemical weapons and now it appears to have been done and done ahead of schedule. the announcement coming today from the world chemical watchdog group says that syria can't produce any new chemical weapons but damascus still has to did he dry its currendestroy its currel weapons arsenal. >> reporter: on august 21st at least 1400
obama. he came out of the government shutdown and blamed senate republicans. people in his own party. ted cruz is not looking to govern. he is looking to tear asunder and kneecap those who are trying to govern. and he certainly has said some outrageous things about the president of the united states. this is someone who voted against confirming the secretary of defense, the secretary of treasury, the secretary of state, who voted against the farm bill and has turned around and manipulated those votes and said the president is abusing his power. it's shocking. >> i think it's important to note that i went back and read cruz's senior thesis at princeton. he has been concerned about the role of the president way back to his college years. i'm completely anti-castro. so i'm with him 100% on castro. i just don't think castro has anything to do with president obama. >> i grew up in cuba under a strong military oppressive dictatorship. i think the most ominous words i have heard were the last when our president said if congress does not act, i will act unilaterally. not much different than
and horror story politically. president obama faces an angry and fed up public in our new "wall street journal" poll. anger over the shut down and the break down of getting things done found its way to the white house. republicans are not doing any better. the party has terrifying numbers lurking outside their window as well and the leaders are bearing the brunt of the blame. plus, a house call. secretary sebelius sits down for apologies and caustic questions from congress. we will hear what the health insurers themselves think this is all headed. good morning from new york. happy halloween, it's thursday, october 31st. this is "the daily rundown." let's get to the first reads of the morning. it's halloween and boy, is it scary. the american public is mad at hell and they are not going to take it anymore. with the one-two punch and the health care debacle, they belt a devastating blow to washington and the parties and all their leaders. they describe the results as a shock wave. they will show how much recent events have sapped the american spirit. remember the expression? during the s
take a look at the wall street journal poll finding the battle over obama care have not republicans any favor. the new poll finds 22% view the gop favorably, while 52% view them unfavorably. they enjoyed a 44% rating and back then, frank thompson was representing the state of tennessee in the u.s. senate. thompson who was an attorney, columnist and brief presidential contender has turned his real-life roles into memorable characters and perhaps most notably as district attorney ath you are branch on "law and order." >> well, now, he can add broadway to his considerable resume. thompson is currently playing judge omar noos in "a time to kill." all of us are here for one reason, to serve justice in this case. let me make one thing real clear, i won't tolerate any monkey business, you understand? >> former senator fred thompson is with me now. it is great to have you here and "a time to kill" was great, as i was telling you i was there on opening night. when you hear the poll numbers of the republican party now, what would you say to your friends in washington, d.c., about how to improve t
, if obama care succeeds either way, the republicans, having tried 48, whatever times to repeal it, are not going to look good either way. so they're pretty much all in in terms of making this, dooming this program to the greatest extent that they can. and, you know, the program is going to -- and the president's fortunes and the republican fortunes are going to rise or fall based on the success of this program and not what anybody says. >> absolutely. mckay, senate majority leader harry reid believes that ted cruz, being the gop nominee in 2016, would actually prove to be the end of the gop. take a listen to this. >> if i didn't care so much about our country, i would hope he would get the republican nomination for president. because that would be the end of the republican party. >> what do you think? >> i think a lot of republicans are not too enthusiastic about taking advice from harry reid. >> i understand that. but the point he makes? >> i think, you know, the big question -- >> you can see him winning a large number of primaries. he would appeal to the base. >> no, no. >> he'
at republicans for opposing obama care. >> if they worked with us like mitt romney did, working with democrats in massachusetts, or like ted kennedy often did with republicans in congress, including on the prescription drug bill, we'd be a lot further along. >> reporter: in a written statement, romney countered obama before the event saying his state's plan should not be grafted on to the entire country. romney called the installation of obama care, quote, a frustrating embarrassment. he did not take kindly to president obama showing up on his turf, kate. >> brianna, thanks so much. the back and forth will no doubt continue. at least for our staff, the website is still experiencing problems. folks on our staff still not able to get on this morning. that is a big problem for the administration. >>> let's move to another controversy. this one for the nsa. in the process, it's alleged that they are snooping on millions of americans. it's something the agency denies, sort of. let's bring in jim sciutto to explain. he's in washington. good morning. >> it's been interesting to hear from the nsa from
. >> i understand republicans may all dislike obama care but they're taking different approaches on this issue. >> reporter: yeah, it's fascinating. as i said, darrell issa, republican, house oversight chair, exempting all of his staff. tom coburn on the senate side exempting his committee staff. but on the other hand, speaker boehner, all of his leadership staff will go into the exchange. similarly, for democrats, senate leader harry reid, he says his leadership staff will stay in the federal health plan. they will be exempted essentially from the exchanges. but his number three, patty murray, senate budget chairman, all of her folks going into the exchange. so it's really a divide and the truth is, behind the scenes, some people are angry at others for how they're interpreting this. >> republicans blocked two high profile presidential nominees. there could be some other big ramifications. what's going on on this story? >> reporter: okay. we can handle that quickly. there could be ramifications but i'll tell you right now, there probably won't be. we saw those two nominees, one
plans they like. this is not about republicans having an outcry of obama care. average americans are starting to feel the impact of a very flawed health plan. they are nervous about what it means for the future. >> they did not prepare. they only talked about the great things. they never talked about transitions that are difficult. president. even when you may think it's going to be great, you have to explain there will be changes. >> obama never focused on this the way it would be a signature issue. i talked about the signature. >> never when he wanted. this is the weirdest thing. this was -- do you know that the pledge for health care in the first term came from staff aids who said you better have something to say. we went ahead and made this pledge. >> he was never the health care guide. the primary with the first run for president, he was against the individual mandate. he bludgeoned hillary on that issue. i would turn back to the poll numbers. the numbers have not changed that much. it's even split on how they feel about it. obama's numbers have gone down because he hasn't b
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at a str bucks in the u.s. >> barack obama's agenda of higher taxes on the rich and extended fax for the needy should have higher appeal. >> president obama gave mitt romney more than 70% of its vote last year. it's been voting for republicans since 1996. >> this is how we set up the store. >> they include a democrat who runs her own charity that packs free lunches for hundreds of local schoolkids. she says the hunger is genuine but is worse because of reliance on welfare payments. >> 40-45" of people don't work with families. a lot of parents are on drugs. they get ssr checks and foodstamps and cash it in at the store for buying soda pops. >> but she says cutting food stamps hurts the truly needy, including seniors. >> some people think everyone that draws foodstamps are trying to live off the system, and they are not thinking about people, in my case, that had to. it will hurt them tremendously. >> the u.s. house of representatives voted to cut billions from foodstamp services over the next few years. among those voting yes, the republicans and these countie. >> john terrett is
for the moment. i do think that the rest of the world when they look at congress, and they look at obama i think on the specific thing of what happened in washington this time around, they tend to blame the republicans more than obama so they tend to -- >> i think outside you just pick it up from talking to politicians there is a general sympathy with him. i think the area where they have less sympathy with him is in terms of geopolitical leadership. they don't, to some extent the george bush excuse is now over, if he is, if his great achievement is to be somewhat nicer or more polite and get out of iraq or afghanistan and. >> rose: and to talk more. >> and talk more and listen more which he is good at listening, other people -- >> rose: most of the leaders you hear in terms of whatever -- >> everyone's cellphones conversations -- >> rose: no, no. >> it is always a notion with respect to america that, you know, they don't respect us, enough so that they listen to us. >> i think a lot of other leaders see obama as somewhat detached from things, you look at what happens in the middle east and the
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